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Bangkok River Boat Ride

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As you can imagine for a city with a river running through the center, Bangkok is home to many boats and one of the best ways to see the city is by hiring a boat to take you through some of the back canals. The first part of the trip brought us down the main strip of the river which is dotted with high rise hotels and office buildings with the occasional temple pagoda peeking up between them. Once we got into the back canals we started to see the other side of the city. Its amazing how different things … Read More

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Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, Thailand

Jim Thompson House The Jim Thompson House in Bangkok is the former home of a famous expat who made his home in Thailand as a silk producer. In addition to the store which sells Jim Thompson silk products, the site also serves as a museum of Jim Thompson’s beautiful house and gardens. Cafe at Jim Thompson House Garden at Jim Thompson House   The house was designed and built by Jim Thompson in Thailand about 50 years ago. He combined several traditional Thai wooden houses to create the large spacious home on display today. In addition, he spent many years … Read More

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Bangkok Temples

Flowers from a temple in Bangkok, Thailand

Statue in Wat Arun Bangkok is home to several famous Buddhist temples. Although not very old, they are still extremely beautiful with very interesting architecture. The two temples we visited, Wat Arun and Wat Pho sit on opposite banks of the Chao Phraya river which runs through Bangkok. Wat Arun from across the river In order to get to War Arun, you must take a boat to the other side of the river. The river is dotted with boatmen for hire in addition to a ferry specifically designed to take tourists to Wat Arun. Boats on the Chao Phraya river … Read More

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Markets of Thailand

Fruit for sale at the Floatin Markets in Thailand

Vendors at a Thai floating market I have always loved large outdoor markets. There is something about the hustle and bustle of the crowds, mixed with the many different things to eat, see and buy that makes it an extremely fun way to spend a day. Thailand has some amazing and unique markets that I was super excited to visit. Although most have them have gotten a bit touristy, they are still such an unusual experience that they are totally worth a visit (or two).1. JJ Market The entrance to Jatuchak Market  Our first day in Bangkok we went to … Read More

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Four Nights in Bangkok

Statue at Wat Arun in Thailand In Christmas 2009, my parents were still living abroad, so instead of spending more time in Japan, my family and I went to Bangkok for a few days between.  We were only there for a few days, so we only got to really see the main Bangkok sites. But it was one of the coolest places I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to go back to the area of the world and explore some of the other parts of Thailand and Cambodia. Bangkok was HOT, I mean really really hot. Luckily we were there … Read More

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